Death NoteInformation taken from a letter from Bertha SALYER Puchalski to her sister Grace.
Birth NoteJohn Allen is known through the Floyd Co. records. See entry in Court Order books for 29 Nov 1808. John Allen was mentally afflicted and did not marry. "29 Nov 1808: John Graham motion for allowance for support of John Allen, son of Samuel Allen, a disabled person who is somewhat afflicted with insanity, is disallowed."
spouse: Click, Nancy Jane (1808 - 1847)
Burial - [place: Swampton, Magoffin Co, KY on Carpenter Hill #2 at John Allen Cemetery]Swampton, KY is near Royalton, KY. Laurie McKenzie, Bob Looper and Arnoldis "Noddie" Lamb (descendants of John Allen) found his grave August, 1997. This cemetery is also known as Carpenter Hill Cemetery #2.
Census - [date: 1860] [place: Magoffin Co, KY]87 Allen, John 51 Male Kentucky
Samuel 16 Male Kentucky
Catherine 12 Female Kentucky
Jackson 10 Male Kentucky
Whitaker, Polly 50 Female Kentucky
Mary 8 Female Kentucky
Thomas 7 Male Kentucky
Arty 5 Female Kentucky
Reese 1 Male Kentucky
----------child: Allen, Mary (1852 - ~1928)
Marriage NoteAt this time, no evidence has been found of a marriage between Polly WHITAKER and John ALLEN. The 1860 census shows Polly WHITAKER living in John ALLEN's household as cook with 4 children who are assumed to be fathered by John ALLEN.
Subject: John ALLEN/ Mary "Polly" WHITAKER
Posted by:Laurie McKenzie <LaurieMcK@aol.com> on Fri, 03 Sep 1999
Surname: ALLEN, HOWARD, SALYER, POYE, POJE, SCARPACE
I'm back with more questions!
Can anyone clarify the relationship/family of John ALLEN b 11 Jan 1809, Floyd Co, KY (s/o William ALLEN and Caty GEARHEART) and Mary "Polly" WHITAKER b abt 1830 Floyd Co, KY.
I have a marriage date of 1 Oct 1860, Magoffin Co, KY. However in a note I have: At this time, no evidence has been found of a marriage between Polly WHITAKER and John ALLEN.
The 1860 census shows Polly WHITAKER living in John ALLEN's household as cook with 4 children who are assumed to be fathered by John ALLEN. At this time John would have been 51 yrs old and widower of 1) Nancy Jane CLICK and 2) Celia SLUSHER.
Also the 1860 Magoffin Co census shows: ALLEN, John Jr., age 23, with wife Polly, H75.
I have children of John ALLEN and Mary "Polly" WHITAKER as:
Thomas (twin) WHITAKER b abt 1853,
Unknown (twin) WHITAKER - b abt 1853, died at birth (?),
Arty WHITAKER b 1857
Reese WHITAKER b 1859
Morgan ALLEN b bet 1860/1863 - If John ALLEN married Polly WHITAKER in October 1860, Morgan was definitely the son of John ALLEN.
Solomon ALLEN b 1865 - If John ALLEN married Polly WHITAKER in October 1860, Solomon was definitely the son of John ALLEN.
Also who were Mary "Polly" WHITAKER®s parents?
Have I made the all too human mistake of combining 2 families???
Again, thanks for any help and information!
Subject: Mary Polly Whitaker
Posted by:Norman Hall <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Sat, 04 Sep 1999, in response to John ALLEN/ Mary "Polly" WHITAKER, posted by Laurie McKenzie on Fri, 03 Sep 1999
I have Mary Polly (Pop) Whitaker as b. 1830, parents Johnson or Johnston "Johns" Whitaker b. 1800 and Susan (Susannah) Howard b. 1805.
Subject: Mary Polly Whitaker
Posted by:Laurie McKenzie <LaurieMcK@aol.com> on Sat, 04 Sep 1999, in response to Mary Polly Whitaker, posted by Norman Hall on Sat, 04 Sep 1999
I have a Susanna ARNETT b 1805 [d/o Stephen ARNETT & Elizabeth HOWARD] m 27 Feb 1842, Floyd Co, KY Johnson WHITAKER.
Their children were:
Elmore Smith WHITAKER b 1841
This information is from: The Howards of Eastern Kentucky, 1985 - Magoffin Co Historical Society.
Subj: Johnson Whitaker Offspring Date: 9/5/99 2:11:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Normiehall@aol.com To: LaurieMcK@aol.com
Tried to post this in response to your last but the inquiry page does not allow a paste and I don't have the patience to look it up each child and then type. Anyway, I got most of this from Bruce Hamlin recently which added to the minimal amount I had on Johnson Whitaker's family.
Notes for SUSAN (SUSANNAH) HOWARD:
IGI: Name - Susanna.
MCHGS: dau of Celia Howard and an Arnett.
Children of Johnson WHITAKER and Susan HOWARD are:
2. i. Eliza WHITAKER, b. January 10, 1818; d. March 04, 1915, Long Creek, Magoffin, Kentucky, USA.
3. ii. Wiley WHITAKER, b. 1826.
4. iii. William R. WHITAKER, b. 1827; d. Bef. 1865.
5. iv. Mary "Polly"/"Pop" WHITAKER, b. 1830.
6. v. David WHITAKER, b. 1832.
7. vi. Elizabeth "Betty" / "Betsy" WHITAKER, b. Apr 1832 Floyd Co, KY; d. aft. 1910.
8. vii. Morgan WHITAKER, b. 1834, Magoffin, KY d. 1918.
9. viii. Elijah WHITAKER, b. 1836.
10. ix. Celia WHITAKER, b. 1837.
11. x. Elmore Smith WHITAKER, b. 1841.
12. xi. Cynthia "Cythia" Ann WHITAKER, b. April 1841.
13. xii. Wesley "Wes" C WHITAKER, b. 1848.
xiii. Lark C WHITAKER10, b. 1852; m. Amanda J 10; b. 1855.
Hope this helps, PLMK
Burial - [place: Trace Fork of Licking, Magoffin Co, KY]
spouse: Neeley, Eliza (*1847 - )
Burial - [place: Greenup Co, KY]
Birth NoteJoseph and Hezekiah are twins.
spouse: Webb, Annie J (1912 - 1992)
Birth NoteWhen Joe was a young boy, he was jumping from the hay loft into a pile of straw. A pitchfork was hidden in the straw when he jumped. The tines of the fork pierced Joe's head. His family sawed the handle off the pitchfork and took Joe to the doctor. The doctor removed the fork and Joe recovered completely.
spouse: Hagens\Higgins, Fannie (~1826 - 1889)
Census - [date: 1850] [place: Breathitt Co, KY]159-159,
ALLEN, Joseph, 27, M, Farmer, 550, KY
Fanny, 24, F, KY
Rebecca, 6, F
Katherine, 4, F
Levisa, 2, F
Ervine, 7/12, F?
Birth Note1850-Breathitt Co., KY Census; District 2: Joseph ALLEN (27), Fanny (24), Rebecca (6), Levisa (2), Ermine (7 mos). 1860-Breathitt Co., KY Census; District 2: Joseph ALLEN (38), Fanny (32), Rebecca (16), Katherine (15), Levisa (13), Thomas H. (8), John J. (6), Bunion (4), Babe (10 mos.). Was Katherine Joseph and Fanny's daughter?
spouse: Wireman, Rebecca (1847 - 1908)
Burial - [place: Salt Lick, Galdia, Magoffin Co, KY at Cal Howard Cemetery]Joseph served in the Civil War as a Confederate soldier.
spouse: Wireman, Mary (1878 - 1969)
Burial - [place: Swampton, Magoffin Co, KY at Green Carpenter Cemetery]
spouse: Calostra, Mildred (*1929 - )
Occupation - [place: Salyersville, Magoffin Co, KY]
Burial - [place: Paintsville, Johnson Co, KY at Wells Cemetery]
----------child: Watson, Reed (1870 - 1928)
Marriage Note28 May 1869 ? - date from Dena Kurtz [DKur8029@aol.com] 25 Aug 1999.
Catherine and Frank are buried in unmarked graves on the Watson Cemetery on Puncheon Creek above Royalton, KY.
Hi Dena, [DKur8029@aol.com]
I don't know who the parents of Frank Watson were, but according to "Head Of Lickin' And There Abouts" by C E Shepard, "....Fank Watson and Sarah Catherine Allen were married in Magoffin Co 28 May 1869 at the home of John Allen. JM Adams officiated. The witnesses were Wiley Howard and Wesley Whitaker. Frank Watson was born in KY in 1847. Katie Allen was born in April 1847 in Floyd Co, the daughter of John Allen and Celia Slusher." I hope this is helpful.
Mary Murphy Green [email@example.com]
Birth NoteAge 15 on 1920 census, living with parents.
----------child: Joseph, Elliott (*1898 - )
Marriage NoteLester and Lee lived on Beaver, Floyd Co., KY.
Birth NoteLeslie moved her wedding date up to 8 Jan 2000. She will graduate from Richmond KY University in May 2000. She plans to pursue a medical school. Her husband will acompany her to wherever she decides to go to school.
spouse: Dotson, Hattie (1876 - 1942)
Burial - [place: Magoffin Co, KY at Levi Allen Cemetery]
spouse: Allen, Mary (1871 - 1956)
Burial - [place: Mecosta Co, MI at Decker Cemetery]
Bertha SALYER Poye referred to her Uncle Linville in at least one of her letters to her sister Grace.spouse: Howard, Nan (*1882 - )
Burial - [place: Galdia, Magoffin Co, KY at Sebastian Salyer Cemetery]
Birth NoteLoretta died when still an infant.
spouse: Salyer, Kelsey Norman (1850 - 1935)
Birth Note1850 Breathitt Co., KY census, District 2: Louisa is shown as 1. 1860 Magoffin Co., KY census: Louise is listed as 12.
Divorce - [date: BEF 1940]
spouse: Joseph, Morg (*1884 - )
Burial - [place: Salyersville, Magoffin Co, KY at Joseph (?) cemetery]This cemetery is in the Ivyton Quadrangle, on Salt Lick at old S. Byrd Allen Homeplace.
Birth Note1850-Breathitt Co., KY Census; District 2: Louraney was listed as being 3 mos. old.
spouse: Allen, Jackson (1849 - )
Birth Note1860 Magoffin Co., KY census: Lurana is shown as 11.
Birth Note1850-Breathitt Co., KY Census; District 2: Mahala was listed as being 7 mos. old.
spouse: Ketcham, Marcia Lynn (1947 - )
Occupation - [date: ABT 1997]
Regional Manager for AT & T
spouse: Angel, Nicolas (*1812 - )
Birth NoteMary is thought to be a child of William & Caty (GEARHEART) ALLEN. Circumstantial evidence only.
Their family was raised in Greenup Co., KY.spouse: Howard, Calvin (1845 - )
spouse: Allen, Linden (1865 - 1922)
Burial - [place: Millbrook Twp, Mecosta Co, MI]
spouse: Wireman, Nelvin (1874 - 1963)
Burial - [place: David Quadrangle, Magoffin Co, KY at Nelvin Wireman Cemetery]This cemetery is in the David Quadrangle - off KY 7 to 542 on Trace Branch at Mouth of Nelvin Wireman Branch.
spouse: Lynch, Joseph William (1953 - )
Free Lance Writer
Thomas D Allen is the source for this entire line.spouse: Salyer, Stella (1893 - 1978)
Retired Farmer, MinisterMack Allen was the father of a large family which he moved to Starke County IN from Kentucky when Ollie was two months old. The move occurred because of the violence in the area at the time. The family moved north by train. Mack became a well-known minister in the Knox area. The 1900 U.S. Census lists his year of birth as 1894.(Thomas D. Allen, 1997)
Burial - [place: Knox, Starke Co, IN at Crown Hill Cemetery]
----------child: Allen, Bazz (1909 - )
Marriage NoteHe married Stella at Marion Salyer's home. Witnesses were John Allen and Fred Salyer; Smith Whitaker was the minister.
Burial - [place: Morgan Co, KY at Grassy Creek Church Cemetery]
spouse: Allen, Emily (1860 - 1959)
Birth NoteIf John ALLEN married Polly WHITAKER in October 1860, Morgan was definitely the son of John ALLEN.
spouse: Oliver, Shadrock (~1828 - )
Birth NoteNancy is thought to be a child of William & Caty (GEARHEART) ALLEN. Circumstantial evidence only.
spouse: Wireman, John T (1861 - 1929)
Burial - [place: Fredville, Magoffin Co, KY at Wireman Cemetery]
spouse: Salyer, Sebastian Bass (1861 - 1901)
Burial - [date: 11 JUN 1950] [place: Salyersville, Magoffin Co, KY at Blue Grass Cemetery]Nancy Jane is buried next to her second husband, Will Press POWER. Their daughter Madeline POWER Arnett is buried nearby. Another daughter, Ethel Mae POWER Flint also will be buried in a plot next to her husband, William E. Flint.
Birth NoteDate of birth was 31 Mar 1866 according to Prater & Dunn Funeral Home records which says that Nancy Jane lived 84 yrs, 2 mos, 9 days. Nancy Jane died of "apoplexy of the brain."
----------child: Power, Madeline (1909 - 1997)
Marriage NoteAccording to the 1910 U.S. Census, Nancy Jane and Will Press Power had been married 3 years. She was 44; he was 29 years of age. There is a photograph of Nancy taken in 1944 when she was 78. The photo was inscribed to Olga Scarpace "from Grandma."
spouse: Bailey, Susan\Susanne (1875 - 1909)
Burial - [place: Fredville, Magoffin Co, KY at Nelson Allen Cemetery]
Marriage NotePosted by Ruth Frinkle <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Wed, 12 May 1999: My Great grandmother, Susanne WIREMAN, was married to a man named Morgan WIREMAN. He was her second husband and they were married in Magoffin Co. Kentucky. They had no children of their own but Susanne had 6 from her first husband (Nelson ALLEN) also from Magoffin Co. Kentucky.
spouse: Blankenship, Rebecca (*1892 - )
Burial - [place: Harper, Magoffin Co, KY at an Allen Cemetery]It is located on Lower White Oak.
Death NoteObituary of Noah ALLEN as it appeared in the Ashland Daily Independent, Ashland, KY, 30 Sep 1974, given by John Allen, son of Hatcher Allen: "Noah Allen, age 86, Harper, died Saturday night at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Allen was born June 2, 1888 in Magoffin County, a son of the late W. F. Allen and Frankie Pugh. He was a member of the United Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Blankenship Allen; three sons, Walter Allen of Blue Creek, OH; Donnie Allen of Edna, and Custer Allen of Harper; a stepson, Arnold Elam of Verona; a daughter, Mrs. Jan Wells of Crown Point, IN; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Luna Cundiff of Hebron, IN. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm Tuesday at the Dunn and Kelly Funeral Home in Salyersville by the Rev. Gardner Allen, the Rev. Wheeler Allen, and the Rev. Wooford McGary. Burial will be in Allen Cemetery at Harper."
----------child: Allen, Custer (*1923 - )
Marriage NoteRebecca was Noah's 3rd wife.
spouse: White, Gwendolyn Mary (1926 - )
Machinist-Farmer-BuilderOllie worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps before WW II. During the war he saw action in the South Pacific (Borneo, New Guinea, Philippines). He and Gwendolyn eloped before he left for the war. After the war Ollie worked at Kingsbury and then Allis Chalmers in La Porte for 33 years. He and his brothers were good carpenters and built several homes in the Knox, IN area, including his own in 1954. He also farmed part-time. He met his wife at Bass Lake Crystal Palace.
Burial - [date: 9 APR 1979] [place: Starke Co, IN at Bass Lake Cemetery]
Burial - [place: Lakeview, Oakland Co, MI]
spouse: Howard, Wiley D (1847 - )
Burial - [place: Royalton, Magoffin Co, KY at Mouth of Howard's Branch Cemetery]
Birth NoteAge 4 on 1910 census, living with parents.
spouse: Patrick, Tobe (*1905 - ~1950)
Death NoteShe died of lymphoma.
----------child: Patrick, Don Wellington (1934 - )
Marriage NoteA copy of permission to marry can be found at Magoffin County Historical Society in the marriage books. Phinetta and Tobe divorced when the children were still young.
Marriage NoteAfter she was widowed, Phinetta then moved to Florida and according to Connie Wireman, Phinetta went to be with William "Bill" "Willie" Wireman. They were constant companions until William's death in 1983.
Burial - [place: Knox, Starke Co, IN at Crown Hill Cemetery]
spouse: Hatfield, Madeline (1927 - )
Worker at Allis Chalmers
Birth NoteAge 3 on 1920 census, living with parents.
Death NoteRaz is believed to be buried near the mouth of Trace. NOTE: Probably he is buried in the John Wireman Cemetery on Trace Fork of Licking as there are several Allens buried there and it is the oldest cemetery in the area.
<email@example.com> on Fri, 30 Mar 2001, in response to David W Allen, posted by Laurie McKenzie on Wed, 08 Sep 1999spouse: Hicks, Henry C (*1835 - )
Surname: ALLEN, MARTIN, HICKS, PRATER
Hello, i have a connection to your David W. Allen through his daughter Rebecca Allen.
Rebecca Allen married Henry C. Hicks 11/01/1860 Floyd Co. KY they had about 11 children. Thier daughter, Susannah Hicks married my Bunion PRATER 1879 Floyd Co. KY.
Sandie Prater - Okla.
----------child: Allen, Elizabeth Delayne (1976 - )
Divorce - [date: 1978]
----------child: Allen, Trenton Michael (*1991 - )
Divorce - [date: 1982]
spouse: Williams, Edith (1803 - 1858)
Death NoteFROM JOYCE PERREAULT: "Richard Allen's father came to America from Wales in the mid 1700's. Richard Allen was born in North Carolina in the late 1700's and came to Kentucky via Wythville, Wythe Co., Virgina, according to his great grandson, Grover Cleveland Allen in SEVEN GENERATIONS OF ALLENS IN KENTUCKY, p. 636. Richard Allen came to Kentucky before 1800, to an area that is now Magoffin County, Kentucky but was once Morgan County. He received land grants in Morgan Co., KY on 9 Oct 1824 for 50 acres on White Oak Creek, and on 27 June 1830 for 50 acres on White Oak Creek. Richard first lived in Caney, Kentucky, for a short while then moved to White Oak Creek. He died at age 69, year not known. (Magoffin Co., KY Cemetery Records, Vol. 3, lists the marked graves in the Allen Cemetery on Lower White Oak and states that there are 20 or more unidentifiable graves, probably Richard and Edith Allen are buried there as their son Daniel W. Allen was buried in this cemetery.) There are no markers for Richard or Edith." Information on this family assimilated by Todd Preston and Ernest Allen. Some early material from Joyce Perreault, P.O. Box 223, Rysley, OK 74062. NOTE FROM ERNEST ALLEN: "This information is of the descendants of Richard Allen, born 1797 and married 1819 Edy Williams, daughter of Elder Daniel Williams. These authentic records are from old family Bibles of the ALLEN families, church records, census reports, cemetery records, and information from older ALLEN family members. The first three or four generations of the Richard ALLEN family settled on the White Oak Creeks of Morgan and Magoffin counties and on Caney Creek in Morgan County, Kentucky." See information on Daniel Allen who died April 1826 in Morgan Co., KY. Richard ALLEN is found in the 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, U.S. Censuses for KY. Some researchers have listed Richard ALLEN as a child of Samuel ALLEN and Sarah Prater. Samuel ALLEN's proven child, William ALLEN was born ca. 1783. It is possible for Richard ALLEN to have been a brother to William. The descendants of the "White Oak Set" of ALLENs have always claimed a relation with the family of William ALLEN who settled mainly in the Magoffin Co. area.
----------child: Allen, Daniel Webster (1820 - 1911)
Marriage NoteIt is logical that Richard and Elijah were brothers; also worth noting is that they both married WILLIAMS girls. Most likely Edy and Catherine were cousins. (See Floyd Co. Marriage Records.) Note that Richard names his second son Elijah, possibly after his brother (or father?). See note for Daniel Allen who died in Morgan County, KY, April 1826.
Burial - [place: White Oak, Morgan Co, KY at Oney Cemetery]Richard is buried in the same cemetery as his father, Elijah.